Keith Haring, ‘Two works of art: Untitled; Keith Haring’, Rago
Keith Haring, ‘Two works of art: Untitled; Keith Haring’, Rago
Keith Haring, ‘Two works of art: Untitled; Keith Haring’, Rago
Keith Haring, ‘Two works of art: Untitled; Keith Haring’, Rago
Keith Haring, ‘Two works of art: Untitled; Keith Haring’, Rago

Two works of art: Untitled Marker on wooden paddle Signed and dated 48.5" x 6" x 1"

Keith Haring, 1987 Marker on invitation card created the evening opening of the Keith Haring permanent mural at Casino Knokke, Belgium, Sunday, June 28, 1987 Signed and dated 6" x 8" Provenance: Private Collection, Netherlands Private Collection

About Keith Haring

Bridging the gap between the art world and the street, Keith Haring rose to prominence in the early 1980s with his graffiti drawings made in the subways and on the sidewalks of New York City. Combining the appeal of cartoons with the raw energy of Art Brut artists like Jean DuBuffet, Haring developed a distinct pop-graffiti aesthetic centered on fluid, bold outlines against a dense, rhythmic overspread of imagery like that of babies, barking dogs, flying saucers, hearts, and Mickey Mouse. In his subway drawings and murals, Haring explored themes of exploitation, subjugation, drug abuse, and rising fears of nuclear holocaust, which became increasingly apocalyptic after his AIDS diagnosis. Alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kenny Scharf, and Jenny Holzer, Haring is regarded as a leading figure in New York East Village Art scene in the 1970s and '80s.

American, 1958-1990, Reading, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York